Chief of Police M. G. Goodwin

Chief of Police M. G. Goodwin

Blytheville Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Tuesday, September 22, 1931

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M. G. Goodwin

Chief Goodwin was shot and killed by a man he arrested for breaking into several homes.

As Chief Goodwin escorted the suspect to his car, to get his identification, he suddenly produced a pistol and shot the chief four times. The suspect was apprehended by a Mississippi County deputy sheriff minutes later. Six weeks later the suspect committed suicide in jail by slashing his wrist with a razor.

Chief Goodwin had served with the agency for 7 years. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 22, 2020

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